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Sun Jan 27, 2013 HOUR SWIM POSTAL

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Sun Jan 27, 2013 HOUR SWIM POSTAL

I attempted the Postal on Wed at noon but did hard work outs, Wed morning, Tuesday, & Monday. Around 3k I felt terrible, so I stopped.
I knew Larry, Dick, & Sharon were going to do it on Sunday, so I figured I'd take another shot or not.

I swam Fast Friday hard but took it easy at Saturday practice then got a lot of sleep with a 3 hour Saturday afternoon nap and a lazy sleep late Sunday morning. Despite staying up late Saturday night watching "Banshee"

I also shaved & just decided to swim long smooth & easy.

When I got the pool, we picked our lanes & I warmed up a little, probably swam around 400. then we dove in for our start at 12:10.
I split the lane 1 with Dick & swam next to Larry who was in lane 2 beside me.

I dove in & swam long smooth steady. I could see the digital clock and had a sense of time & pace. To my surprise I didn't stop & felt OK at half way

Swimmer: Ande Rasmussen

Distance Laps Splits
0050 :31.01
0100 :34.49 01:05.50
0150 :34.21 01:39.71
0200 :33.71 02:13.41
0250 :34.49 02:47.90
0300 :34.75 03:22.66
0350 :33.65 03:56.31
0400 :34.07 04:30.37
0450 :34.56 05:04.93

0500 :33.60 05:38.54

0550 :34.09 06:12.63
0600 :34.46 06:47.09
0650 :33.34 07:20.43
0700 :33.63 07:54.06
0750 :34.18 08:28.23
0800 :34.10 09:02.34
0850 :33.17 09:35.50
0900 :33.12 10:08.63
0950 :33.76 10:42.39

1000 :33.76 11:16.15 5:37.61

1500 :33.83 16:49.73 5:33.58

1650 :33.77 18:29.84

2000 :33.46 22:23.46 5:33.73

2500 :33.66 27:58.34 5:34.88

3000 :33.41 33:32.82 5:34.48

3300 :33.85 36:52.83 18:22.99 2nd 1650 split

3500 :33.20 39:06.67 5:33.85

4000 :33.21 44:40.11 5:33.44

4500 :33.63 50:14.13 5:34.02

4950 55:13 18:20 3rd 1650 split

5000 55:45 5:30.87

5050 56:18
5100 56:52
5150 57:23
5200 57:57
5250 58:32
5300 59:04
5350 59:38

Went 5385

2012 Postal 5290

2011 Postal

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Updated January 28th, 2013 at 03:48 PM by ande

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  1. jim thornton's Avatar
    Magnificent! Perfectly paced, it looks like. 3 x 1650 in times of 18:29.84, 18:22.99, and 18.20 without a break. According to the TT listings, you swam the individual 1650 last year in 18:01.37. You should be able to shatter that time this year, I would imagine. Unless, that is, you need two warm-up 1650s immediately preceding your best effort!

    A couple questions: Your 100 pace this year in the hour swim was 1:06.85. Your 100 pace for last year's individual 1650 was 1:05.54. Thus, you swam the much shorter distance at a rate only 1.31 seconds faster per hundred than the much longer distance. Is this fairly typical of the expected drop? I know that both the hour swim and the 1650 are primarily aerobic swims, and that the drop off is necessarily smaller than what you would likely see between, say, an all out 100 and a 500. But I still think that if you can swim 3 x 1650 in the 18:20s without stopping, you should be able to swim sub 18 in a single 1650. Or is my reasoning faulty?

    6 M45-49 1650 Free Anders M Rasmussen 48 TXLA South Texas 18:01.37
  2. fdtotten's Avatar
    A wonderful and inspirational effort! The descending 1650s is a quite impressive aspect indicating an effective balance of aerobic fitness and a relaxed "zen" state of mind. How did your stroke form feel on the last third/1650 of the swim?
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Well done Ande! You are one well conditioned former sprinter. . When do you age up again?
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Nice going!
  5. ande's Avatar
    Hey Jim,

    Thank you sir, I don't know how I managed to do that, guess I got in a groove.

    "Your 100 pace this year in the hour swim was 1:06.85. Your 100 pace for last year's individual 1650 was 1:05.54. Thus, you swam the much shorter distance at a rate only 1.31 seconds faster per hundred than the much longer distance. Is this fairly typical of the expected drop?"

    Probably not, I'd think a true D man can hold a much faster pace when we compare his best effort 1650 with his pace in a 5 to 6000 swim. maybe by 2, 3, or 4 seconds per 100
    my 1650 swim was an after thought and not a trained for event not a focus event or even a priority.
    sometimes interesting things can happen when we're well warmed up

    there'd be much more difference between an all out 100 and my 100 pace for the 500.
    like maybe 49 vs 59 or 60

    I agree I should be able to swim sub 18:00 in the 1650.
    but I might not enter it at zones. it depends on where it falls in the order of events.
    This year I'm training for all the IMs plus 50's & 100's, so I'll do D training along with some speed and strength work as meets approach.

    We'll see & thanks again.

    Ande
  6. ande's Avatar
    Hey Fdtotten,
    I felt fine and steady towards the end, somewhat fatigued. Relieved that I didn't cramp
  7. ande's Avatar
    Hey Leslie,
    thank you
    I hope to return to being a sprinter as meets approach, 4 to 6 weeks out.
    I turn 50 on May 21st.
    Whats new in your world?
  8. ande's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Nice going!
    Thanks buddy!!
    Hows your training going?
  9. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ande
    Thanks buddy!!
    Hows your training going?
    Training like a rock star lately, and still getting faster at the meets, even as I get older.